Assistant Vice President, Behavioral Health, Youth and Family Services in Rahway, NJ at Volunteers of America Greater New York

Date Posted: 4/2/2021

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Job Description

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city’s poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.

VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families — including veterans — experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth.

VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization’s responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work.

Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization’s signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter “home” has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.

Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled


The Assistant Vice President will lead and manage our Northern New Jersey Programs (Middlesex, Union, Hudson, Passaic and Bergen County). Our programs provide direct community-based behavioral health and support services to adults living with mental illness (adult behavioral health) and youth with behavioral and emotional challenges (youth residential). The Assistant Vice President is an essential member of the Senior Management team. S/he will insure that quality services are in accordance with City, State, local regulatory entities and VOA-GNY standards. S/he will oversee the administrative departments, which include Human Resources, Facilities, Quality Assurance, Business Office and the Program Directors. S/he will develop, implement, monitor and assess the programs on an ongoing basis. S/he will develop and maintain professional relationships with government agencies and other service provider and represent the agency in professional meetings, speaking engagements and other community events. Work with the Vice President to ensure consistency, collaboration and complementary services between programs.


This position requires a Master’s degree, preferably in a behavioral health discipline with clinical license, 5+ years of administrative experience and a demonstrated ability to manage multiple programs serving special needs client populations and 5+ years of supervisory experience. In addition, the position requires a reasonable combination of skills in the following areas: the design, operational oversight and evaluation of program services, personnel management, budget development and control, property management, public relations and governmental relations.


This position does have supervisory responsibilities.


1.Develop and market program services. Responding to grant proposals.

2.Manage program services for quality and consistency.

3.Ensure accreditation standards (COA and CARF) are met

4.Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement.

5.Manage program personnel. Supervision, Training, Development and Evaluation.

6.Manage fiscal operations. Monitor program spending. Ensures fiscal viability.

7.Identifying strategies to generate and maximize revenue.

8.Build and maintain strong networking relationships with the funding sources and communities that we provide services.

9.Responsible for data collection, analyzing, documenting and reporting on program outputs, outcomes and quality indicators.

10.Manage program facilities and grounds. Ensure supplies are in place to support the overall needs of the programs.

11.Perform other related duties as requested.


This is a full-time position.


Volunteers of America offers a comprehensive benefits package to help protect you and your family, top-notch training opportunities, and an energetic and professional work environment.

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Job Start Date Friday, October 2, 2020

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